Mason Plumlee selected No. 22 by Nets in NBA draft

Friday June 28th, 2013

Mason Plumlee averaged 17.1 points and 9.9 rebounds at Duke last season. Mason Plumlee averaged 17.1 points and 9.9 rebounds at Duke last season. (Porter Binks/SI)

The Nets selected Mason Plumlee with the No. 22 pick in the NBA draft on Thursday. Here's a look at Plumlee and how he fits with Brooklyn:

Bio: Duke | Senior | Center

Vitals: 7-0, 238 pounds

2012-13 Statistics: 17.1 points, 9.9 rebounds, 1.4 blocks, 1 steal, 59.9 percent shooting in 36 games.

Strengths: Plumlee was one of the best rebounders in the ACC in each of his final three seasons with the Blue Devils. He's much improved as a finisher around the basket and rates as one of the most athletic big men in the draft.

Weaknesses: Plumlee is a 7-footer with a 6-11 wingspan, potentially limiting his potential as a rim protector. His offensive game isn't too developed despite four years at Duke, and the fact that he's already 23 raises questions about whether there is more upside to tap.

What Scouts Say: "He's 23-and-a-half and he still doesn't have any skill. I don't ever see him becoming a pick-and-pop guy. He can run the court and his post defense is good. He's going to be a solid backup guy, but I'm not effusive about him. He's going to have to play center. He has tiny hips. He's not going to get all that much bigger physically."

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